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U. houses essential Graduate students protest in East Pyne personnel during By Ivy Truong

Assistant News Editor

Beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, graduate students from multiple academic departments interrupted approximately eight classes on the third floor of East Pyne Hall to protest for International Women’s Day, which is March 8. “It was seen as an interruption of the day-to-day comfortability that Princeton runs on,”

said Verónica Carchedi, a graduate student in the Spanish and Portuguese department. The plan was to occupy East Pyne. After the protesters entered the classroom, they read their reasons for striking from their “manifesto.” They also encouraged students to walk out and join them. Only one unnamed professor knew of their plans and walked out with the students. “[We wanted] to interrupt the

classrooms, not ask for permission just to get in,” explained Luisa Barraza Caballero, another graduate student in the Spanish and Portuguese department. The protestors chose to begin their protest at East Pyne because for many of these students, it is the building where they study and attend seminars, according to Paulina Pineda Severiano, a graduate student in the comparative literature de-

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Students had varied responses to the demonstrators; some laughed while others joined the protest. U . A F FA I R S

CPS wait times reduced to six days By Benjamin Ball Contributor


This day in 1988: Wilson School apps decrease By Sarah Warman Hirschfield and Ivy Truong Associate News and Video Editor and Assistant news Editor RISA GELLES-WATNICK :: HEAD PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR

Previously, students waited up to three weeks for appointments.

sized that urgent care services are readily available for students who have a need to see a counselor the same day. Wait time for appointment is a primary concern among students when it comes to mental health on campus, and was discussed at the 3rd Annual Ivy League Mental Health Conference held on campus last weekend. This change is part of a con-

certed effort across the Ivy League, as Harvard recently had its own initial appointment wait times reduced to 48 business hours. The next available initial appointments can be seen on myUHS. As of March 8, the next available initial consultation is March 13.

On this day in history, March 9, 1988, The Daily Princetonian reported on a decrease in Wilson School applications, a panel on the changing status of women abroad, the ongoing presidential primary campaigns, and new appointments for the Humanities Council. “Sophomores seeking entrance into the Wilson School may find applicant numbers more favorable than in past years,” our reporter wrote. “[A]pplication totals dipped to 147 this year, a 13 percent drop from last year’s 166 applicants.” The ‘Prince’ also covered a panel on changes in the social status of women abroad. The Princeton University Women’s Organization and

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the International Center sponsored the event, which invited faculty, staff, students, and a women’s delegation from the Chinese mission to the United Nations. A woman from China “explained how the status of women has changed by comparing epithets used to describe them. Once women were so denigrated that a husband commonly called his wife ‘the family cook,’” the ‘Prince’ reported. “Now women are referred to as ‘half of the sky,’ she said, a reference to a Chinese proverb which once predicted that men would support the sky when it fell.” The Humanities Council appointed 18 fellows for the 1988–89 academic year, which included a Pulitzer Prize winner, an author, and a reporter for The New York Times. All of the fellows led their See HISTORY page 3


The wait time for initial appointments for Counseling and Psychological Services has been heavily reduced to around six days. “CPS has changed the way students’ enter into our system so that the wait time for initial appointments is much briefer than before the change,” wrote John Kolligian Jr., executive director of University Health Services, in an email. “Now, students who want to schedule their first appointment with CPS are seen for a 20-minute initial consultation, instead of the full hour initial intake that we utilized in our previous system. Because these initial consultations are shorter, we can offer many more of them, allowing students to get into CPS much more quickly.” The average wait time for appointments used to be one to two weeks, with some students experiencing up to three-week wait times. The shortening of the initial consultation allows more students to be seen at a faster rate. “The wait time may be more or less depending on the time of year or the student’s schedule,” Kolligian wrote. “Students can schedule Initial Consultations online through myUHS, or by calling our front desk.” Kolligian also empha-

After a nor’easter swept through Princeton and left behind 17.8 inches of snow, the University delayed opening until 10 a.m. Thursday morning. “Classes scheduled to begin before that time will not be held,” read an email sent out via Princeton Alert. “University officials are monitoring campus and area conditions.” While Frist Campus Center and all residential dining halls ran on their normal schedules, campus libraries and recreational facilities were closed until 10 a.m. However, the University required “employees in essential services roles” to report for their respective shifts before 10 a.m. Essential personnel comprise staff from a variety of departments that help keep

the campus safe and functioning. These departments include University Services, Public Safety, Facilities, University Health Services, and others. Acting University spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss confirmed via email that “approximately 60 Campus Dining workers who chose to stay overnight were accommodated in local hotels and the Graduate College.” “Many of the hundreds of University employees working in essential service roles during this storm ate meals provided through Frist Campus Center and residential dining halls,” Hotchkiss added. University Facilities worked through Wednesday night to clear sidewalks and roads, but larger trees continued to block pathways throughout campus, with the surrounding areas being roped off.





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partment. From East Pyne, the protest moved to and concluded at Frist Campus Center. “We’re making an action here in Princeton where we live and work, so we could take part in the March 8 International Women’s Strike in this space without needing to go to New York or Philadelphia. We wanted something on campus and with the community we’re trying to build here,” said Sophia Nuñez, a third graduate student in the Spanish and Portuguese department. The protesters said they wanted to raise a disruption in order to draw attention to issues that they believe are not being heard as loudly as they should be on campus. “WE strike here because this is the space we work, study, live, feel . . . the place that wears us down,” a flyer that the protesters distributed said. The same flyer gave specifics that caused the protesters to come together, noting that the students are tired of being “well-intentioned statistics in your white heterosexual and patriarchal University.” It said that the protesters are “[t]ired of theorizing the body while going three hours without a bathroom break” and even referenced Winter Storm Quinn. “Who are those ‘essential laborers’ that had to come to work from other towns during the storm yesterday?” the flyer asked, referring to the essential personnel that had to work on campus the day of the storm. In an interview with The Daily Princetonian, a number of protesters noted that students had different reactions to the interruption of their classes. Some

laughed and gave looks. Some were reluctant on whether they should join the protest. But others stood up and walked in solidarity with the demonstrators. “The point is that there are grounds for this to happen in Princeton,” said Carchedi, “and people are willing and excited about this kind of action.” According to Carchedi, more people participated in the protest than expected. At least 30 people had protested, according to one estimate. The protest also lasted longer than they had thought. When the demonstration concluded at Frist, the protest had already gone on for roughly an hour. The protesters had been concerned about these issues of feminism for a long time but only began planning the protest in the past week. They sent out an email this morning that called on students to protest with them. A flyer obtained by the ‘Prince,’ which was sent via email, listed observations that participants made about the “patriarchal facts of our everyday university life” that spurred their decision to protest. “The presence of female authors in the syllabi of the graduate courses at the Spanish and Portuguese department, except for those specifically «femalethemed»,” wrote the flyer, “range from 0% to a maximum of 23%.” Jannia Gómez, a fourth graduate student in the Spanish and Portuguese department, described the day’s protest as a “minga,” a word used by the indigenous people in Colombia to refer to “gathering” and “walking the word.” “It’s more than enacting because it has to do with walking that path,” Gómez explained. “We were walking our thoughts, our spirits, our conversations, our crying.”

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own courses, such as “Literature and Psychoanalysis,” “Politics and the Press,” and “Writing about Law.” The ‘Prince’ reported on the 1988 presidential election campaign, which at that stage, was still waiting for the Republican and Democratic nominations. George H.W. Bush, who was the vice president under former President Ronald

Reagan, took the lead for the Republican presidential nomination. At press time, he had won 14 of the day’s 16 Republican primaries and caucuses. Kansas Sen. Bob Dole was in second place. The Republican nomination was considered to be “all locked up,” according to the ‘Prince.’ Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, then-Tennessee Sen. and former Vice President Al Gore, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson were the primary Democratic contenders.

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Reading for the sake of reading Daehee Lee

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s Princeton students, we read all the time. Whether it’s scientific papers for a molecular biology lab or American novels for AMS 101: America Then and Now, we spend our days here gleaning the knowledge we need for our classes, papers, and exams. Many of us also read journals and some nonfiction for our own respective interests, whether they be in chemistry, history, or music. However, only a few of us read novels for fun. For example, once when spending hours stalking the shelves of the fiction section of Firestone Library, selecting books such as “A Game of Thrones” and “The Little Prince,” I was accompanied by 10 fellow patrons. Out of the 10, I found out, only three came to read novels that were not for class. This disuse of the provided literary resources reflects a key missing ingredient in an undergraduate education in Princeton: reading novels.

Being a Princetonian is tough, and finding the time for leisurely reading is admittedly difficult. Throughout the week, there is an endless cycle of studying, writing, and reading, with scarcely enough time for sleep or social interactions. Each hour that we spend doing something that is not assigned to us or for our future career is another two hours we will have to invest later. But reading novels is an important investment in itself, and those who neglect to read fiction are at a loss. Fiction paints unexplored worlds that we cannot find in our textbooks. For example, I may spend hours peering through my physics textbook about Gauss’s Law and the righthand rule to solve my problem set for the week. But learning about these topics from a scientific point of view tells us only how to solve questions on a quiz or an exam. This perspective taken by the textbook does not suggest how the transporter in “Star Trek”

can feasibly work using electrons. It does not speak of the famous feud between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla about who invented alternating currents. Therefore, focusing on only textbooks or schoolwork means denying oneself all the stories that are not told within these tomes. For instance, when I entered my sophomore year at the University, I did not know which path I wanted to walk. I did not know if I wanted to serve others for the rest of my life as a doctor or whether I wanted to spend my life for myself. In these days, it wasn’t Career Services or Health Professions Advising that helped guide me. It was “The Little Prince” (I highly recommend it). As I read through how much the Little Prince missed his common, sassy rose on his small planet, I was struck by how even the smallest and meanest can become the most precious because of the emotional value that they add. I thought of the work that I would do as a doctor,

of the hundreds of hours of labor I would inevitably perform. I realized that even the labor that I would do would become a time of happiness for me, because it would be for a cause I have decided to be worthy of my efforts. Therefore, I now want more than ever to be a doctor. Now I know that fiction can bring hope and clarity to those of us lost in self-doubt. As Princetonians, we strive to have a well-rounded education. But we often think that education is only about receiving knowledge from multiple disciplines. However, knowledge is not only about organic chemistry or the classics. It is also about discovery of new perspectives and of inner truths of where to go and how to get there. We need to receive this education, and that begins with a stroll to Firestone.

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Women’s basketball preview: Second annual Ivy League tournament in Philadelphia By John Graham

Associate Sports Editor

This weekend, women’s basketball will travel to Philadelphia to play in the second annual Ivy League Conference Tournament. With an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line, the Tigers will begin the weekend at 6 p.m Saturday against Yale (15–12 overall, 8–6 Ivy) and will advance to the championship game 4 p.m. Sunday with a win. Here are some of the key story lines heading into the most important weekend of the season. Unfinished business By several metrics, Princeton has already had a wildly successful season. They won the regular season Ivy League title outright with a 12–2 conference record. Sophomore forward Bella Alarie was named the Ivy League Player of the Year. Head coach Courtney Banghart was honored as the Ivy League Coach of the Year for the second time. None of these accolades, however, could substitute for an Ivy League tournament victory and an NCAA tournament bid. The team will be seeking to avenge last year’s championship game defeat against Penn (20–7, 11–3), in which Princeton started slowly and struggled offen-

sively en route to a 57–48 defeat. “I don’t think we played anywhere near the way that we know how to play,” thenjunior Leslie Robinson said after that game. With Penn lurking in No. 2 seed of the tournament, the Tigers could have their chance to right that wrong. Players to watch For Princeton, Alarie has been the main attraction all

spectively. Princeton has also benefited from the precocious play of first-year guards Abby Meyers and Carlie Littlefield, who have averaged 9.0 and 8.4 points per game respectively, and Robinson’s leadership, who leads the team in assists per game with 4.4 and recorded the program’s first ever triple-double last week against Brown (15–12, 3–11).

weekend. Scouting the opposition Princeton’s first matchup of the tournament, Yale, gave the Tigers problems in each of their two matchups this season. On Feb. 2, Yale defeated Princeton 73–59, handing the Tigers one of their only two conference losses of the season. In the final game of the season, Yale led Princeton through


Princeton will face No. 4 Yale in the first round of the Ivy League Tournament after clinching the top seed.

season; she leads the team in points and rebounds per game with 13.4 and 9.0 re-

The Tigers will need each of them to perform in the largest stage of the season this

one quarter, before the Tigers battled back to grind out a 64–53 win. The Bull-

dogs are led on both ends of the court by senior guard Tamara Simpson, who was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year and averages 14.5 points per game. If the Tigers are victorious on Saturday, they will play either No. 2 seed Penn or No. 3 seed Harvard (18–9, 10–4) in Sunday’s championship game. Penn is led by Michelle Nwokedi, who played a crucial role in Penn’s win over Princeton in last year’s championship game, and Harvard is led by the sharp-shooting Ivy League First Team guard Katie Benzan. At-large possibility Princeton would undoubtedly like to secure their spot in the NCAA Tournament by winning the Ivy League tournament this weekend. If they fall short, however, an at-large bid to the NCAA tourney is still within the realm of possibility. Princeton currently boasts the 30th best RPI in the country and is slotted to receive a No. 12 seed in the NCAA tournament by ESPN bracketologist Charlie Creme, typically the lowest seed given to at-large teams. “I think we stand pretty strong for an at-large,” said Banghart regarding that possibility. “But we just have to take care of business.”


Men’s tennis hosts Monmouth, Temple By Thomas Salotti Contributor

Princeton men’s tennis (11–5) looks to extend its five-game winning streak on Sunday as the Tigers take on the Monmouth University Hawks (3–9) and Temple University Owls (7–3) at Jadwin Gymnasium. This weekend, the Tigers are set to complete their last preseason home match-ups in strong standing, winning nine out of their last 11 matches. Last weekend Princeton faced off against the Binghamton University Bearcats (3–10), the UNC-Charlotte 49ers (7–8), and the Western Michigan Broncos (11–4). The Tigers dominated the Bearcats on Saturday, winning seven matches and conceding none. On Sunday, Princeton maintained its hot streak, beating the 49ers and the Broncos 6–1 and 5–2, respectively. The Tigers’ sound performances in the preseason ref lects their ranking, currently No. 39 in Division I. Their success so far bodes well for the team, according to sophomore Davey Roberts. “Everyone is really happy,” said Roberts. “[We have] great chemistry so far this year.” First up on Sunday at 10 a.m. is Monmouth. Princeton last encountered Monmouth in 2015, when it swept to a victory, winning five matches and conced-

ing none. The Tigers have an all-time record of 2–0 against Monmouth. At 3 p.m. that afternoon, Princeton will face off against Temple. The two teams last met in 2012, when the Tigers crushed the Owls with a 7–0 victory. The

teams, especially [if] they don’t feel as confident and we feel pretty good about it.” This weekend’s matches are slated to be the last time the Tigers play indoors this season. “Jadwin is another ani-


In addition to an Ivy League title, the Tigers are also looking to top a program record of 20 wins.

Tigers have a whopping alltime record of 22–0 against Temple. The Tigers are expecting exciting action on the court this weekend and aren’t let-

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ting their undefeated records against both Temple and Monmouth get to their heads. “They might not be as tough as some of the teams we’ve had this year, but we definitely have to prepare and still be sharp. It’s re-

ally easy to underestimate teams,” said Roberts. “College tennis is a gamble sometimes.” However, he added, “It’s nice to have history against

mal. It’s incredibly fast, hard courts,” explained Roberts. “We’re used to the courts and other teams aren’t.” Still, Roberts said that the team often com-

Stat of the Day

13 Ivy League titles The women’s basketball team has won 13 Ivy League titles. Ten of which have been outright title wins.

pares it to Baker Rink, the University’s famous hockey arena, going as far as to say, “It’s like playing on ice.” The team is optimistic about the rest of the season and believes they have a real shot of winning the Ivy League title and making the NCAA tournament, according to Roberts. But that’s not all — the Tigers are now aiming to smash a 23-year-old record: number of wins in a season. That number currently stands at 20, which was achieved in the spring of 1995. Two years ago, the team got close, winning 19 games in the spring of 2015. “We’re in good shape for it,” said Roberts. “We’re sitting at 11 and have something close to 15 more matches.” Next weekend, Princeton will wrap up its preseason on their annual spring break trip. After traveling to State College, Pa., for a match against Penn State (7–5) on March 17, the Tigers will head to the Sunshine State to face South Florida University (2–7), Central Florida University (4–5), and Florida Gulf Coast University (3–6). Conference play begins when they get back, and first up in the Ivy League is Penn (7–8). The Tigers will head to Philadelphia on March 31 to face the Quakers, where Princeton will look to repeat last year’s 4–3 victory on Senior Day.

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